Canada official: Staples resold hard drives with customer data
Galen Moore reports:
…. According to Canada’s privacy commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, the breaches affected laptop computers and flash drives, and compromised sensitive information including Social Insurance Numbers, and health card and passport numbers; academic transcripts; banking information and tax records. An audit conducted by Stoddard’s office examined 149 data storage devices marked for resale, and found that fully one third of them had not been wiped clean of personal data.
Read more on Boston Business Journal.
- Audit: Risks to Staples’ customer data remained following breaches (Press Release)
- Annual Report to Parliament 2010 – Report on thePersonal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
- Audit of Staples Business Depot